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Breastfeeding Nutrition: Why Eating Healthy is Vital to Your Breastfeeding Journey

Having a baby is one of the most joyous moments in a new mother’s life. Smelling that sweet newborn and providing the best nourishment for your baby through breastfeeding are some of the happiest times. The postpartum phase as a new mama can also be a time of stress and anxiety as you learn your newborn’s feeding cues and other important signs. All babies want to be cuddled and cared for. This also means as a new mama, you need to be in your best physical, emotional, and mental state to be able to best care for and nourish your new baby.  The proper nourishment in the postpartum period is so important- from positive affirmations to eating a healthy diet. As your body heals in this postpartum period, fueling your body with the best nutrients is essential.  Milk production requires an extra 250-500 calories per day in breastfeeding mothers. If…

9 Essentials You Forgot In Your Diaper Bag

Oh, the diaper bag. I’ve had a few now that I am a mom of three boys. I put together a list of nine items I have NEEDED at some point but never remembered to pack. This isn’t your usual diaper bag essentials list of diapers, wipes, binkies, and bibs. These are items you will want, that nobody mentions! I get bored of carrying a diaper bag, so I often switch back and forth between purses, backpacks, and diaper bags. It depends on my mood and where we are going. A backpack is often my go-to because I need to be hands-free with my little ones. this post contains affiliate links Packing the diaper bag is always the harder part. When you are a first-time mom, everything goes. Clothes, extra socks, and shoes, wipes and more wipes, extra bottles, toys, hats, burp clothes, 20 diapers…you know just the whole nursery.…

12 Designer Diaper Bags for Under $100

As a mom of three, I’ve been through a few diaper bags. I have even completely boycotted diaper bags for a while because I just wanted to carry a purse. I decided not to pack all the stuff and try to be minimal. Well, all the “stuff” just wound up on the floor of the car and on the way back. I was digging around the car, rather than a diaper bag, which is just too much. We mamas need diaper bags, and we need all the goodies to keep our little ones happy. I still haven’t bit the bullet and purchased one over $100. Because of all the spills, messes, beach trips, and parks, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. So, I’ve shopped lots of bags, and I thought some other mamas out there might appreciate a list of diaper bags that look designer without the designer…

Explaining Postpartum Depression to Your Partner: The Importance of Communication

It can be very stressful having a baby, even if you even look forward to doing so for a long time. Also if you love your child unconditionally, it is unsurprising that many people are preoccupied after having their firstborn. Just like experts at Top-Mom.com say, “a lot of mothers have new responsibilities, are sleep deprived and don’t have a lot of time for themselves.” it’s no wonder that mothers get postpartum anxiety frequently around the world, feeling like they’re on an emotional journey. Mate swings and depression are prevalent in new mothers, that’s why email has heard postpartum definition to be dubbed as “baby blues.” The vast majority of mothers around the world do experience postpartum depression symptoms immediately after they have had their child. The underlying reason for this is that hormone suddenly changes after the baby is delivered – these hormonal changes are coupled with isolation, stress, fatigue, and sleep deprivation. The result is slightly…

How To Lose The Baby Weight Naturally, Without Working Out

After you have a baby, you may think that breastfeeding will cause the baby weight to just fall off naturally. You can eat what you need, and before you know it, you are back to your pre-baby weight with no major effort. Actually, losing the baby weight while breastfeeding can happen naturally, with no workout plans or fitness regimens. I know exactly how to lose weight while breastfeeding, without working out because that is exactly how I lost the baby weight fast after my first two pregnancies. Here’s a quick run down of my experience, what I’ve learned, what didn’t work, and how you can do it too! Eat as CLEAN as possible for every snack and meal (more on what this looks like below) Use protein shakes for fast nutrition Walk as much as possible Don’t eat unless you are hungry (intermittent fasting can work really well!) Use milk…

Create Your Healthy Breastfeeding Diet Plan in 7 Steps

What A Healthy Breastfeeding Diet Looks Like And How To Do It Creating a breastfeeding diet plan is really important to your health as a new mommy, as well as your milk supply. Successfully creating a diet plan you can follow while breastfeeding means that you are losing weight and nourishing your body all in one. This is what I preach over and over to mamas in my program. It is entirely possible that you can create your own breastfeeding diet plan to lose weight and keep your milk supply up. I am going to give you the steps to take to help you do just that! Creating a breastfeeding diet plan uniquely created for your personality will help you stay happy and be successful! As a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist and nutrition coach, I have my own ideas on what a breastfeeding diet plan should look like, the best…

A Postnatal Workout That Actually Works

As a mommy of three wild boys, I know which postnatal workouts actually work to flatten your tummy and get in shape, and which ones don’t. I’ve had to lose the baby weight three times now, and commit to a postnatal workout three times. I am also a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, so I’ve used my education and experience to put together a postnatal workout that actually works, heals your abs and pelvic floor and helps you lose weight. In this post, I plan to take you through what you need in a postnatal workout, what I do as a postnatal workout, and what I advise you not to do for a postnatal workout. Let’s go over some important components of a postnatal workout: An ab-focused plan to reconnect your mind-muscle connection Posture exercises to correct posture issues that develop during pregnancy Body weight strength work to build strength back…

How To Lose Weight After Pregnancy Naturally

Losing weight naturally after pregnancy is possible with the right postpartum diet plan, postpartum workout plan and some supplements to help you combat those pesky cravings that can make losing weight naturally after pregnancy difficult.  To lose weight after pregnancy naturally, there are a few things you need to focus on:  A nutrient-dense diet  Daily activity calorie burn like walking + breastfeeding Fiber and protein intake Water consumption Quick and easy healthy meals Notice that I don’t mention an intense workout plan. In my experience as a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist and founder of The Postpartum Cure, mamas need to focus more on nutrition, rather than workouts. After pregnancy, many mamas believe they can’t lose weight naturally because they don’t have time to workout. This isn’t the case at all.  Your diet after pregnancy is what is going to have you losing the weight completely naturally, with out a lot…

5 Hidden Reasons You’re Gaining Weight While Breastfeeding

There are hidden reasons why you might be gaining weight while breastfeeding, which is of course dissapointing and very frustrating. Especially when you are eating healthy, exercising and breastfeeding. Then, you see all these women proclaiming their easy-peasy weight loss, and it makes for one giant stress ball. Gaining weight while breastfeeding is more common than you feel, and understanding the hidden reasons behind the weight gain, or lack of weight loss, can really help you feel less-stressed. As a Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist, and founder of a very popular breastfeeding diet and fitness program, The Postpartum Cure, I have lots of experience helping mamas tweak their diets and mind set to be able to lose weight without losing their milk supply. In desperation, many mamas will skip meals, starve and work out like crazy to combat the weight gain while breastfeeding. This is not good.  I teach in my program…

How I Lost the Baby Weight Fast (25 lbs!) Without Losing My Milk

After three babies, I’ve learned how to lose the baby weight fast, without compromising my milk supply in any way, and in fact, I was able to keep up a healthy milk supply while dropping the baby weight quickly. The fastest way to lose the baby weight isn’t a strict, low-calorie diet or lots and lots of intensive exercise. The fastest way to lose the baby weight is to focus on a few very important things that will help you with losing the baby weight and protecting your milk supply. I developed a program and app that walks mamas through eating correctly to lose the baby weight, while also ensuring you are eating enough nutrients to support a healthy milk supply. I also put together an Ab Rehab and Pelvic Floor Restore Program that heals your body after baby, in addition to amazing, quick workouts to burn calories and tone…